What can I do with a major in Sociology?
A person majoring in Sociology with a Bachelor's degree may find jobs in Child-Welfare Agencies, Family Courts, Halfway Houses, or in Business and Industry. Other options include doing Theoretical Research or specializing in areas of Social Psychology, Rural and Urban Sociology, Criminology, Demography, Gerontology, or Social Ecology. An advanced degree is needed to teach in college, hold senior positions in research and administration or to do counseling.
What is Sociology?
Sociology is the study of group life. As a social science, it combines scientific and humanistic perspectives in the study of urban and rural life, family patterns and relationships, social change, inter-group relations; social class, environment, technology and communications, health care and illness, social movements, community responses to disasters, and pressing contemporary social issues.
Sociology is a valuable liberal arts major for students planning careers in a wide variety of fields including social research, criminology, demography, social psychology, public administration, gerontology, education, rehabilitation, social work, and market research. It provides a useful background for those planning to enter law, business, medicine, community planning, architecture, and politics. In many professional schools, sociology courses are part of the requirements.
Possible Career Leads
Career Planning Director
Community Relations Director
Community Service Agency Worker
Financial Aid Director
Market Research Analyst
Nursing Home Administrator
Peace Corps/Vista Worker Police Officer
Public Health Statistician
Race Relations Specialist
|Where do Sociology Majors make a difference? Public Health Departments, Nursing Homes, Hospitals, Departments of Social Work, Rehabilitation Centers, Counseling Agencies|
|Adoption and Child Care Agencies
Colleges and Schools
Market Research Departments and Firms